Chicago Cubs fans are not happy with ESPN’s baseball play by play guy Joe Morgan. They can go ahead and get in line. There is even a blog named after him or at least what they want to happen to him.
The reason Chicago fans in particular are so steamed right now is because he found time out of his busy broadcast to insult Cubs legend Ernie Banks…
In the fifth inning, when Eric Patterson hit a two-run homer into the wire basket that overhangs the right field wall, Morgan referred to the basket as “Banks Boulevard,” and then went on to talk about how many Ernie Banks homers ended up in the Wrigley bleacher baskets back in the day – the implication being, of course, that many of Ernie’s 512 career homers were cheapies, and that he would have hit considerably fewer without the help of those right- and left-field baskets.
Apparently Morgan has been using this term for a long time in reference to the net and he claims that all the players at that time did as well. Thats all well and good except for the fact that the net was built in 1970 and Banks retired in 1971. Banks only hit 7 home runs in that time.
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